Eton Pote 319 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: A colophon was added later in another hand on different paper and does not provide information on copying.
Note concerning work: A digitized version of a copy of Dastūr-i Himmat by Muḥammad Murād is available from University of Melbourne at https://digitised-collections.unimelb.edu.au/handle/11343/23319?show=full - the text is very similar to that in Eton Pote 319 and Eton Pote 437.
11 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a dark blue outer. Two columns. Rubrications in red.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: seal of Polier (1181).
Reddish leather, Indian style, inlayed turanj , pendants and corner pieces. Marbled paper doublures. Condition: The lower board is detached. Dimensions: 19.8 × 13.5 × 2.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 881+.
Provenance and Acquisition
The "Pote Collection" arrived in England from India in 1790 and was divided between the Colleges of Eton and King's, Cambridge, with the second half alphabetically going to Eton. Both halves of the collection are now housed in Cambridge University Library on permanent loan. Most if not all of the manuscripts had previously been owned by Colonel Antoine-Louis Henri Polier (1741–1795).
Gift of Edward Ephraim Pote (d.1832) in 1788.
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